Luise Pop - Invisible

When I saw this video for the first time at its release party, it had more of a green/yellowish touch, probably due to the projector. Hadn’t the video director, Mirjam Unger, informed us that it’s supposed to be only b/w, I’d just have taken it for a quite interesting color wash.

One crappy cellphone picture per band at the fest dommage softival, namely Judy, You’re Not Yourself Tonight; Half Girl; A Thousand Fuegos + Tirana; Luise Pop

Due to personal university related singing shenanigans I couldn’t attend day one of club d’hommages softival but I’m sure it was as amazing as day 2. We’ve spent many great evenings at club d’hommage events so it was no surprise that their last one was a success as well.

All the bands were great and my initial worries that A Thousand Fuegos would not quite fit in with all these raw, energy-laden bands but not to worry, the walk from the fluc café through the dark tunnel into the fluc wanne, is enough to completely change the atmosphere and your own attitude towards what kind of concert you’re about to see. I have to say though, my favourite thing about the whole event was that boys were the minority on stage.

We’re going to miss club d’hommage but they really went out with a bang.

One crappy cellphone picture of LUISE POP at Donaukanaltreiben, 8 June 2013
No, Donaukanaltreiben, that was really nothing. I mean I only saw two bands and then I had better things to do (a.k.a. eat burgers and listen to hip hop) but no, this affair really had no charm at all.

One crappy cellphone picture of LUISE POP at Donaukanaltreiben, 8 June 2013

No, Donaukanaltreiben, that was really nothing. I mean I only saw two bands and then I had better things to do (a.k.a. eat burgers and listen to hip hop) but no, this affair really had no charm at all.

WIN: 1x2 Tickets für das FEST DOMMAGE

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(c) Club d’Hommage

Nicht nur das jährliche mit viel Liebe und popkulturellem ExpertInnenwissen gestaltete Quiz d’Hommage ist mittlerweile ein Fixpunkt in der walzerkönigschen Ausgehplanung; auch die regulären Veranstaltungen des Club d’Hommage von Pixies-Gala bis Schlagerabend sind immer einen Besuch im Fluc wert. Das Fest Dommage können wir ergo auch fast nicht mehr erwarten, und da wir 

1x2 Tickets für das FEST DOMMAGE – DAS SOFTIVAL
von 14.-16. Juni
im Wiener Fluc und der fluc wanne 
mit Aivery, Locas In Love, Judy, You’re Not Yourself Tonight, KUNTZ, Luise Pop, She Said Destroy, Snoww Crystal, Swan Fangs, welle wien, Mary Ocher + Your Government, Asian Women On The Telephone, AmbienT Front und Half Girl

verlosen dürfen, kommt ihr mit ein bisschen Glück sogar in den Genuss, das Ganze gratis zu erleben. Schreibt uns bis 11. Juni ein Mail mit eurem vollen Namen an walzerkoenige@gmail.com und sagt uns, wegen welcher Band ihr euch am meisten auf das Fest Dommage freut.

Viel Glück!

Here comes your bride - Luise Pop

This take on the similiarly-named Pixies song starts off a little shy but quickly gains momentum. It was recorded for the Luise Pop/Half Girl split 7” that is released on and for Record Store Day - April 20 - on Siluh Records. So many of our favourite things in one neat package.

Half Girl - Lemmy, I’m A Feminist, from the upcoming Luise Pop / Half Girl Split 7”

Lemmy and I promise you, I’d never beat a boy

Half love song to Lemmy from Motörhead, half feminist anthem, entirely catchy, Half Girl’s Lemmy, I’m A Feminist is one of two of the band’s tracks on the split 7” they share with the equally great Luise Pop. Vera Kropf not only oozes coolness but also happens to play in both of these bands.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Viereinhalb Minuten Swing And Roll (Dreieinhalb Minuten Rock’n’Roll / Fred Schreiber Cover)

Fred Schreiber is not only a musician (Fred Schreiber, Die Falschen Freunde) but also happens to be one of the makers of the Sendung ohne Namen. A whole lot of representatives of the local music scene gathered some time ago to record a version of one of Schreiber’s songs for the ORF show, including Gustav, The Beth Edges, Skero, Mauracher, pauT, Fuzzman, Der Nino aus Wien, Discoparty Brothers, Das trojanische Pferd, Kreisky, Heinz aus Wien, Attwenger, Christoph & Lollo, Kidcat Lo-Fi, Luise Pop, Garish, Florian Horwath, A Life, A Song, A Cigarette, Curbs, I-Wolf and Fred Schreiber himself.

Raphael Sas - Ayayayayaya, from Gespenster, out on 23 November on Problembär Records

Is this video a paradigm shift in the Preferred Austrian Music Video Set scene? From forests to fields? Possible. We shall see. In “Ayayayaya” Raphael Sas offers not only a field but also cloudy skies, red wine and a bit of product placement (for nice things like Luise Pop and Oh Yeah She Performs!).

Übrigens: So nichtssagend der Titel klingt, umso schlauer sind die Lyrics dann schlussendlich.

"Die Zeit heilt alle Wunden" sagen nur die wirklich dummen Menschen hier
Was weißt du schon, was weißt du schon? 
Ohne Wenn und Aber geht nix weiter, man muss fragen immerzu
Und das ist gut so, das ist gut so.

Oh Yeah, She Performs! (Trailer)

FM4’s Mirjam Unger and her team met up with female musicians Gustav, Clara Luzia, Vera Kropf (of Luise Pop) and Teresa Rotschopf (a.k.a. Suzie On The Rocks of Bunny Lake) again and again over the course of two and a half years, and Oh Yeah, She Performs! is the product of this process. 

I saw it yesterday at the Viennale film festival and my only negative comment is that I wish it had been made ten years earlier; providing role models for women/girls who are interested in music is badly needed. There are still far too few women on and behind the stage.

Especially Eva Jantschitsch (Gustav) has a great attitude, and Vera Kropf (Luise Pop) and Clara Luzia have intelligent things to say, while Teresa Rotschopf doesn’t entirely fit the feminist attitude of the movie with the Bunny Lake hedonism and her solo project not so entirely different. At least that was my first thought. But then I thought of something Vera Kropf says in the movie: there are two strategies for women in music at the moment - you can either focus on the feminist aspect or you can emphasize your feminine charms - while actually, neither of these two options are so very desirable. To just be able to make music without being reduced to being a woman in one way or the other is. 

In Programmkinos from November 9th.

One crappy cellphone picture of LUISE POP at Waves Vienna, 5 October 2012, Flex Café
Luise Pop need not fear comparisons in an international lineup. Yes, they were one of the local acts to play Vienna’s showcase festival Waves, which you can practically see all the time if you’re inclined to do so, but the Flex Café was packed and sweaty, and their set was energetic as usual and definitely worth ditching other bands who might not be around as often.

One crappy cellphone picture of LUISE POP at Waves Vienna, 5 October 2012, Flex Café

Luise Pop need not fear comparisons in an international lineup. Yes, they were one of the local acts to play Vienna’s showcase festival Waves, which you can practically see all the time if you’re inclined to do so, but the Flex Café was packed and sweaty, and their set was energetic as usual and definitely worth ditching other bands who might not be around as often.

At the gas station - Luise Pop

Luise Pop: Feminist Terrorists

"Für mich ist die Figur des Dandies nicht unbedingt positiv besetzt. Das ist eine Dekadenzerscheinung, der Dandy ist unpolitisch und hedonistisch. Er gibt sich einem biedermeierlichen Partyleben hin. Das ist wie diese ganze Hipsterdiskussion Ausdruck einer Leere, die dazu führt, dass man sich überhaupt erst an so oberflächlichen Phänomenen aufhängt."

– Luise Pop’s Vera Kropf on zeitjung.de

FYI, Luise Pop have a tumblr to document their tour. They also have some very nice tights.

FYI, Luise Pop have a tumblr to document their tour. They also have some very nice tights.

Luise Pop: Fast And Frightening (L7 Cover)